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Delta Academy/GEMS
"Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Preparing Young Women For the 21st Century"


Delta Academy/GEMS

will meet 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month

from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

at the Willie B. Johnson Recreation Center

located at 1225 Willowdell Dr. Dallas, TX 75243


The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy is a national program sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to enhance the future of young girls as they approach the next millennium. The academy is designed for girls between the ages of 11 and 14 who demonstrate the potential to succeed, but may not have the necessary support systems. The program seeks to remedy some of the deficiencies faced by involving the young girls in supervised and structured experiences that will help them grow up to be productive citizens.

Delta  GEMS: Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully is a national program sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to provide the framework to perform specific tasks to actualize the dreams of adolescent girls and the development of a can do attitude. The program is designed for girls between the ages of 15-18. The goals of the program are to instill the need to excel academically; to provide tools that will enable our girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success; to assist our girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures high school and beyond; and to create compassionate, caring and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities. Delta GEMS will also have a strong focus on career planning, college preparation, and community service.

The culminating event for all Delta Academies is the Presidential Academy. Through an essay from Delta Academy participants and recommendations from the local chapters, members of Delta Academy may have the opportunity to participate in the Presidential Academy. The two-day event, usually held in conjunction with Delta Sigma Theta National Convention, is designed to expose the participants to the best that Delta has to offer in the areas of Scholarship, Service, and Sisterhood.

For Deltas, the best part of the Academies is the promise they hold for enhancing the lives of our future leaders.   The Presidential Academy is a pledge to the participants that women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority have neither forgotten from whence we come nor lost sight of what it takes to move us into the future.


Delta Academy meets twice per month on Saturdays during the school year. For more information on this program and eligibility requirements,  please contact us.


P.O. Box  830604 Δ Richardson, TX 75083-0604 Δ 214.452.7835 Δ